Faculty Link Newsletter: May 2023

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter
Happy National Nurses Week!
This week, and every week, AACN celebrates our member schools and nurses around the U.S. for their tireless commitment to advancing health and health care. We're proud to join thousands of organizations to recognize nurses' impact on keeping individuals and communities safe during National Nurse's Week. Don’t miss these special opportunities and reasons to celebrate! 
Free Career Center Advertising in May

To show our appreciation, AACN is offering member schools the opportunity to advertise faculty vacancies for free on the AACN website. Each member school can post one 30-day ad for free on the AACN Career Center, our online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education. 
The ad must be posted by May 31.

Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Students
Apply Now: Faculty Scholars Grant 
AACN is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Faculty Scholars Grant Program! A total of $50,000 in funding will be distributed to support two $25,000 faculty scholarship projects through 2024. The focus of these scholarly activities should reflect current issues in nursing education or practice and support of AACN’s strategic priorities.
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Share With Students: New Scholarship Opportunity
AACN and QGenda are pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship program to support the preparation of new nurses and those seeking to advance their education. This program will award nearly $50,000 in scholarships through 2025, which will be administered by AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing. Explore this program and other scholarship opportunities on the AACN website

Explore AACN's Newly Redesigned Website
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AACN is thrilled to announce the launch of our newly redesigned and updated website. The new website remains at www.aacnnursing.org, but has a different look and feel with bold colors, images, and more tools for members and stakeholders to access programs and resources.
Our top goals were to ensure a user-friendly and highly visual experience. The website is reorganized into six navigation categories, each designed to allow members to find relevant information quickly and efficiently. Explore AACN's new dedicated landing page for faculty here! We welcome feedback, and encourage you to share here

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
2023 Summer Seminar
July 23-26, 2023 • Quebec City, Canada
Coming Into View: Creating a Culture to Meet Your Mission

This year’s Summer Seminar takes academic nursing leaders and faculty, individually and in teams, on a journey of self-exploration focused on personal development and workplace effectiveness. Through guided exercises, faculty will explore how to cultivate a desired personal brand and discover how their behaviors and surroundings impact an organization's culture and influence productivity. Want a sneak peek at this year's program? Explore the agenda here
2023 Diversity Leadership Institute
Application Deadline: June 30, 2023

Faculty with professional development goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are invited to apply to AACN's Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) - our signature program aimed at bringing participants up to speed on the current state of DEI in academic nursing and the role of diversity leaders in nursing education and practice. When you participate, you will sharpen the skills needed to lead change and implement strategies and practices that can be deployed at your institution. 
Save the Dates - New AACN Essentials Faculty Development Workshops Announced!

AACN is pleased to offer a new round of regional workshops for faculty seeking strategies, resources, and solutions for implementing the 2021 Essentials and transitioning to competency-based education (CBE). One-day workshops will be offered back-to-back to better meet the demand for training. 
  • Southern California
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    September 14 and 15
  • Baltimore/Washington, DC
    University of Maryland: September 26 and 27
  • Central Florida
    Lake Buena Vista, FL (Transform 2023 Pre-Event)
    November 29
Save the date for these workshops! Additional details, including registration, will be available in the coming weeks. Visit aacnnursing.org/essentials for updates.

Featured Webinars
Upcoming Webinars

Is your license up for renewal soon? Earn CE credits at your convenience by participating in AACN webinars! All webinars are available at no charge to faculty, staff, and students from member schools.
Upcoming Webinars
May 11 @ 1:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit

For assistance with registering for webinars, contact webinars@aacnnursing.org

Call for Awards: Nominate a Colleague Today
As we celebrate National Nurses Month and reflect on the incredible contributions of nurse educators, practitioners, and leaders to patient care, we invite you to consider AACN’s awards as an opportunity to recognize the amazing work being done at your school of nursing.

Washington Weekly

Latest Washington Weekly Issue
May 3, 2023

NAM Launches the Next Phase of the Clinical Well-Being Collaborative
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience has initiated the next phase of its work to help address the clinician burnout crisis. This includes the launch of the “Change Maker Campaign” to aid NAM's National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being. This campaign will measure the progress of the National Plan, give opportunities to all impacted, amplify networks, and commit to making well-being a long-term value. To learn more about the next phase of the Collaborative’s work, click here.
AACN Joins with Other Health Professions to Support Academic Freedom and DEI
On April 14, AACN joined with the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) in a statement supporting academic freedom. In this statement, 19 national organizations underscore their commitment to the principles of this freedom and in creating “diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments for students and patients.” The statement further highlights how creating inclusive environments within the academic health community is “essential to patient care and a core competency of health professions education.” This statement comes as several states are considering legislative efforts to limit academic freedom and to reduce or eliminate funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in higher education. AACN will continue to advocate for academic freedom as the bedrock of higher education and to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our nursing schools, faculty, and students.” Read the Full Newsletter >>